Using "Audio" CD-R's for PC game back ups?

vbimport

#1

I was at Best Buy today, and the only MIJ CD-R’s that I could find were Sony music discs. They turned out to be 700MB 32X Taiyo Yuden discs, luckily. Will these be suitable for PC game back ups despite the audio lead-in data?


#2

i have a lot of video/game backups on these and it hasnt caused any problems.

audio cd-r’s are made to be compatible in standalone cd recorders; afaik if you are using a computer burner your lead-in will not be audio unless you’re burning an audio cd.


#3

They will be fine.


#4

The same apart from they have a code on them so they work in a Hi-Fi thats had a audio writer, this is only to pay the Royalty (rip off), so thye cost more than equiv data media.


#5

I knew that they paid royalties, and I thought that they paid those royalties for the right to use some special audio lead-in data that some CD players require. Naturally, I thought this might interfere with data use. As much as I hate unfair royalties, they were the only MIJ discs available. Despite my hatred for the RIAA, I got the 30ct. cake box for only $8. :cool: The royalties must not be too heavy.


#6

as long as your burner writes the proper audio lead-in any decent quality cd-r should work in any cd player because it will recognize it as a CD-DA. my 1991 AIWA cd changer and 1989 toyota deck play burned cd’s even though they were manufactured before the invention of the cd-r.


#7

I had a 1982 Pioneer audio player (I just gave it away in March, actually) and it played burned CD-Rs just fine too.


#8

The CD wasn’t brought into the US (let alone Canada) until 1983. It was only brought to Japan and few (rare) other countries in 1982. How was it you had a 1982 model?